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Venus Image 2015/08/01(UT)

Paul G. Abel,Peter Edwards,Stanislas Maksmowicz
P.Abel,P.Edwards,S.Maksmowicz

Paul G. Abel(203mm reflector)
Please find attached an observation of Venus I made earlier this afternoon. Doesn't show very much I'm afraid,the bright limb band is all there is to see,and I couldn't detect any markings on the disk. The terminator was geometrically regular and there appears to be no cusp extensions. Frequent passing cloud was a nuisance but seeing was around AIII-IV. I tried observing with a polarising filter (96-0.9) but could detect no sign of the dark side of the planet.

[Paul G. Abel:Leicester:United Kingdom]
Peter Edwards(C14 355mm SC)

[Peter Edwars: West Sussex United Kingdom]

Stanislas Maksymowicz (150mm refracter)
I used the 150mm refractor on the 1st and draw the planet with color pencils.
The respective light levels between area are not true indeed (dark side-AL,
Crescent, sky background) but the overall viewing impression is there.
I found the dark side AL color not too bad.

[Stanislas Maksymowicz  Ecquevilly,France]

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